Shane Collins, who grew up near Lake Chelan, was hired in 2017 to head up the winemaking and manage vineyards at rapidly expanding Rocky Pond Estate Winery in Orondo, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
About Eric Degerman
Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.